Project: New Heating System for St Richard's Church
The existing underfloor heating system was inefficient and in need of renewal. It was decided to use a conventional radiator system powered by new condensing gas boilers.
A new service duct was excavated in the floor screed along the length of the south aisle to house the new pipework and black quarry tiles were used to compliment the existing flooring. Radiators were mounted on either side of the concrete portal frames, slightly offset to provide room for the various Stations of the Cross.
The new heating system provides an ambient temperature of around 10° when the church is not in use, and a working temperature of 18° during services.